College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

SOR Leader
Kentucky
38-1
Most Quality Wins
Kentucky
38-1
SOS Leader
North Carolina
26-12
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Texas Southern
22-13
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1North Dakota StateNDSUSummit23-1010514580-3236198
2South Dakota StateSDSTSummit24-11111--1190-2211133
3Oral RobertsORUSummit19-15188--1870-1265240
4Purdue Fort WaynePFWSummit16-15211--2090-1257222
5South DakotaSDAKSummit17-16214--2110-0288270
6DenverDENSummit12-18269--2600-1276221
7OmahaOMASummit12-17273----0-0327322
8IUPUIIUPUSummit10-21283--2710-315481
9Western IllinoisWIUSummit8-20306--2930-0268236

Glossary

  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • Seed: Seed in the NCAA Tournament.
  • SOR S-Curve: A team's spot on the NCAA Tournament S-Curve based on current SOR.
  • Qual W-L: Number of wins and losses against current top 50 BPI teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • Non-Conf SOS RK: SOS rank for non-conference games to date among all Division I teams.

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